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Drake breaks streaming records with new album 'Scorpion'

SUCCESS: Drake

DRAKE HAS smashed streaming records with his fifth album, Scorpion.

The rapper dropped the highly-anticipated 25-track project at midnight on Thursday (Jun 28), and pulled in more than 170 million streams on Apple Music in 24 hours.

More Life, the Canadian's 2017 playlist, held the previous record with 89.9 million streams in its first day.

Apple bosses have confirmed Scorpion now holds both the U.S. and global streaming records, and the debut is the largest single-day streaming total for any album on any streaming service to date.

Meanwhile, on Spotify, it pulled in more than 132 million streams in its first 24 hours, breaking the single-day record.

Scorpion is also on track to shatter the single-week streaming record of 431 million streams, currently held by Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys, with experts predicting Drake's album could one billion streams in its first week.

The 31-year-old star celebrated the success of his new album in Miami, Florida at a party with friends and fans on Friday night.

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